Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Hippy New Year

Greetings Dead Freaks!

Not too much fussing about this go-round as I'm late for a holiday something-or-other. So, after we talk about some exciting Osiris doings and a show that I recently attended, we get right down into the good old Grateful Dead.

This episode continues where we left off in episode 11 (two years ago!), surveying New Years Eve shows and runs. Because New Years is a party, we forego my usual fixation with weird and spacey in favor of rocking the night away.

As for the Osiris stuff that I mentioned, I have to tell you that I'm quite excite for the new Osiris limited series, Freak Flag Flying. David Crosby sits down in conversation with author Steve Silberman to discuss everything from David’s earliest musical relationships with legendary peers like Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, Jefferson Airplane, and Steely Dan—and his years with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. This limited series from Osiris launches on Monday, January 6, but you can subscribe now at OsirisPod.com/FreakFlag.

If you're looking for ticket info on that excellent Phish After-Show on December 30th, at Le Poisson Rouge, Electric In The Village - presented by Osiris Media, with Ryley Walker, Chris Forsyth and Garcia Peoples, look no further. Tickets are available at LPR.com. Get yours now!

We're proud to be a part of a network that is involved in bringing great things to the masses. Osiris is building a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.com.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Early December

Greetings, Dead Freaks! In this episode we look back 30, 40, and 50 years and find some great early December jams. We also discuss some new and forthcoming music from a few familiar artists but mostly, it's a perfect time of year to
play Grateful Dead!

Elkhorn has a new record, entitled The Storm Sessions,  due out in February on Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records. You can pre-order it at elkhornbbib.bandcamp.com.

The Prana Crafter/ragenap split tape can be streamed at Baked Tapes' bandcamp page: https://bakedtapes.bandcamp.com/album/no-ear-to-hear and it will be available on LP next year via Centripedal Force/Cardinal Fuzz records. We'll keep you posted on that.

Lastly, the release, "Ten Years Gone: A Tribute To Jack Rose" is available now via Tomkins Square Records. You can purchase and download it via their bandcamp page, here: https://tompkinssquare.bandcamp.com/album/ten-years-gone-a-tribute-to-jack-rose

If you're looking for ticket info on that excellent Phish After-Show on December 30th, at Le Poisson Rouge, Electric In The Village - presented by Osiris Media, with Ryley Walker, Chris Forsyth and Garcia Peoples, look no further. Tickets are available at LPR.com. Get yours now!

We're proud to be a part of a network that is involved in bringing great things to the masses. Osiris is building a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.com.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account with the same handle. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.

Also, please keep sending your metaphorical cards and letters. Leave a comment on the blog or hit me up on any of the above social media. Let me know what I'm doing right, wrong, or horribly wrong.


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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Little Wings

Greetings Dead Freaks! In this episode we get to know Little Wings' Kyle Field who has been making wonderful music under that name for many years. We take things all the way back and talk about when Kyle first became aware of music and rhythm, about being a solo artist with a band name, looking back at one's older material, surfing, and so much more.

After the chat, I share a bit of Little Wings music spanning three different releases and then we get into some good old Grateful Dead. Be sure to stick around after the interview for all the jams.

Moone Records is reissuing Little Wings' 2002 album, "Wonderue" on November 29. You can pre-order your copy now at MooneRecords.com.

You will also hear us discuss the fact that Little Wings has released two other albums this year: People and Ropes In Paradise. You can cop People via his website and Ropes in Paradise via PIAPTK.

Allow me to remind you that the Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris Podcast Network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.com.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account with the same handle. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.

Also, please keep sending your metaphorical cards and letters. Leave a comment on the blog or hit me up on any of the above social media. Let me know what I'm doing right, wrong, or horribly wrong.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

35 Years This Week

Greetings Dead Freaks! We've got a bunch of little things and then a big mix of good old Grateful Dead ahead of us. We're taking a look back at the Berkeley Community Theater run centered on Halloween 1984. In addition to being the debut of the Official Taper's Section, it's also a fairly strong run of six shows with some really great music. We dip in and sample a bit of everything.

Also in this episode, I tell you about an interesting new book from Julie Dreyer Brigden, aka Girl. Brigden was married to David Freiberg in the 60s and was around the Quicksilver and Grateful Dead scenes and so much more throughout the 60s & 70s. Her new book, Girl: An Untethered Life is available now from local booksellers (ask up front!) as well as via Amazon. Hers is a unique perspective on the time and I recommend the book.

I'm also excited to share with you a track from a new Matt Valentine album the record is called "Preserves" and the tune is "Be Kind". Have a listen and then head on over to Bandcamp to cop the whole thing.

At the top of the show is the trailer for an exciting new podcast from Osiris Media called "After Midnight: Phish's Big Cypress Music Festival." We're proud to be a part of a network that is creating such great work. Osiris is building a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.com.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account with the same handle. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.

Also, please keep sending your metaphorical cards and letters. Leave a comment on the blog or hit me up on any of the above social media. Let me know what I'm doing right, wrong, or horribly wrong.


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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The Jauntee

Greetings, Dead Freaks! Do you like jams? This episode is about jams. Colorado-based band, The Jauntee, jams quite a bit. Scott Ferber, their drummer, joins to tell us all about his great band and,  naturally, we steer the talk into Grateful Dead.

Over the Summer they released a collection of live tracks called "Jaunts Of Our Lives" that you can check out on Bandcamp. We've got a big jam, entitled "Good Ol' Boy", for you after the interview and then a nice dose of 1973 Grateful Dead.

Constantly on the road, The Jauntee and will be coming back east before swinging through the south Check out their tour dates below or at TheJauntee.com.

Allow me to remind you that the Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris Podcast Network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.com.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account with the same handle. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Robert Hunter

Greetings, friends.
This episode is a bit sadder of purpose but, nonetheless, a celebration. Robert Hunter has passed on and we celebrate him with some memories, music, and poetry. His lyrics fueled the mythology of the Grateful Dead and Deadheads for more than fifty years and, as we carry on, his words will ride with us forever.

Friends from fellow Osiris podcasts join in to share some thoughts. We have Rob Turner of Inside Out with Turner & Seth, Aaron & Apple from No Simple Road, and Casey Rae of Dead To Me. Each offer personal thoughts on the legacy of Robert Hunter. I'd like to thank them all, once again, for their contributions.

In the course of the show, I mentioned Jesse Jarnow's excellent deep dive into Giant's Harp and other writings by Hunter. You can find it at Aquarium Drunkard, right here.

Included in this episode is an excerpt from a newly transferred tape of an uncirculated Robert Hunter poetry reading. This tape could benefit from a superior transfer. Please reach out if you are interested in taking care of this.

Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris Podcast Network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.com.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account with the same handle. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.

Also, please keep sending your metaphorical cards and letters. Leave a comment on the blog or hit me up on any of the above social media. Let me know what I'm doing right, wrong, or horribly wrong.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Acoustic Beauty

Greetings, Dead Freaks!

In this, our 53rd episode, I've decided to bring you a unique and wonderful slice of Grateful Dead. We're looking back to 1970, An Evening with The Grateful Dead wherein they bring out acoustic guitars and special guests to make some beautiful music. It's not all mellow vibes, though. The second set gets very electric and we've included some potent jams to wrap this whole thing up.

This episode was partially inspired by the impending Autumn cool down and more than slightly inspired by the recent Dead To Me podcast episode on American Beauty. This show was performed just after completion of the American Beauty recording sessions and you can hear it in the playing.

Speaking of the Dead To Me podcast, they are going through each Grateful Dead studio album over the course of their current season, including a 'setbreak' episode featuring your host as a guest to discuss some critical Side Project albums. You can hear that and their entire season on their website: https://www.deadtomepod.com/ or in your favorite podcast app.

Dead To Me, just like the Brokedown Podcast, is part of the Osiris Podcast Network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.com.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account with the same handle. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Chris Hebbe

Greetings Dead Freaks!
In this episode, we begin by paying tribute to our fallen friend, Neal Casal. Then we welcome a special guest and an old friend, Chris Hebbe. Chris is the host of the podcast Coming Out Of  The Emerald Closet which meets at the intersection of social justice and cannabis legalization. Chris is also one of the guys who took our host to his first Grateful Dead show. Stories abound and lots of music lies ahead.

You can check out Chris’ podcast and blog at https://comingoutoftheemeraldcloset.com/

Losing Neal Casal is heartbreaking on a number of levels. His guitar chops and songwriting never failed to delight and his natural affinity for the sound and spirit of the Grateful Dead were, of course, a huge inspiration here at BdP headquarters. It is and will likely continue to be hard to believe that he's gone.

He will be missed.

As always, allow me to remind you that the Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris Podcast Network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.com.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account with the same handle. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.

Also, please keep sending your metaphorical cards and letters. Leave a comment on the blog or hit me up on any of the above social media. Let me know what I'm doing right, wrong, or horribly wrong.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Tashi Dorji

Greetings, Dead Freaks! In this episode I chat with the extremely talented guitar player, Tashi Dorji. Dorji is a full-time practitioner of improvisational guitar. We get into his background, from piecing together Western music in his homeland of Bhutan and acquiring his first guitar, to coming to the States, joining a band, and discovering jazz. Dorji has a new album coming out on September 3 on Moone Records. "Midden" is a collaboration with John Dieterich (Deerhoof) and features two side-long improvisations from the two guitarists.

After the interview, we listen to a clip from the album which you can find on Bandcamp at moonerecords.bandcamp.com or at https://moonerecords.com. You can find more great, experimental, music from Tashi Dorji at his bandcamp page: tashidorji1.bandcamp.com.

After that we look back 45 years to September, 1974 for a little taste of Grateful Dead in Munich, West Germany.

As always, allow me to remind you that the Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris Podcast Network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.com.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account with the same handle. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.

Also, please keep sending your metaphorical cards and letters. Leave a comment on the blog or hit me up on any of the above social media. Let me know what I'm doing right, wrong, or horribly wrong.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Other One Mix

Greetings Dead Freaks! We have here episode 50, transmitted from the BrokedownPod studios to your brainwaves at optimal, high frequencies. In this transmission, I have packaged for you an immense ~70 minute 'version' of The Other One. This is a mix of performances spanning decades and stitched together for a seamless Grateful Dead jam experience. Sit back, buckle up, or get on your freakiest dancing shoes, because things are definitely gonna get stranger.

If you're looking for that new Garcia Peoples record that I mentioned in the intro, head on over to bandcamp and scoop it up: GarciaPeoplesBBiB.Bandcamp.com

Don't forget to check Dead.net for the new Giants' Stadium boxed set!

Once again, let me remind you that the Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris podcast network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. To stay up to date on what we’re up to, visit OsirisPod.com and sign up for our newsletter. Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account with the same handle. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Ryan Jewell

Greetings, Dead Freaks! We are back in the nick of time with your second July episode. This time around we are joined by drummer, Ryan Jewell, who has graced a number of terrific albums over recent years. We talk about his work, his recent and upcoming releases and, of course, The Grateful Dead.

Also in this episode, we say farewell to Garcia/Saunders drummer, Bill Vitt who passed away earlier this month.

Ryan Jewell has a lot to say and some great music coming out. Early in July, he released a record as the Ryan Jewell Quintet entitled "Vibration!". Somewhere between post-bop, free jazz, and the modern era, this collection of Ryan's compositions pushes and pulls at its boundaries, entertaining all the while. You can find that at https://ryanjewellquintet.bandcamp.com/.

Not content to do any one thing, his next release is under the name Mosses and is entitled, "T.V. Sun". This is more an experimental indie group which covers a lot of ground. Ryan plays dulcimer, guitar, synthesizers, and (of course) drums on this release. He tells us all about it and we get listen to a track after the interview. "T.V. Sun" is out on September 20. Keep an eye on https://mosses.bandcamp.com as well as Ryan's website, https://www.ryanjewell.com.

Ryan Jewell Quintet - Vibration!
As always, allow me to remind you that the Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris Podcast Network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.com.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account with the same handle. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Quicksilver Messenger Service

Greetings, Dead Freaks.

In this episode we pay tribute to Quicksilver Messenger Service guitar player, Gary Duncan, who passed on June 29 at the age of 72. Quicksilver was closely entwined with the Grateful Dead in the Bay Area 60's scene, of course, but we focus on Quicksilver's story and get into some live tunes from 1967. After that we jump forward to one of Gary Duncan's appearances with the Dead in the 90s.

First off, though, we spend a couple minutes talking about the upcoming album from Episode 30 guests, One Eleven Heavy. Their new album is called Desire Path and comes out on September 20 via Beyond Beyond is Beyond.

Quicksilver Messenger Service's hey day may be past but there are still great tapes and the band has been cleaning them up and putting them out. You can get some smoking live Quicksilver shows at their bandcamp page: https://quicksilvermessengerservice.bandcamp.com/

Once again, let me remind you that the Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris podcast network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. To stay up to date on what we’re up to, visit our site and sign up for our newsletter. Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account with the same handle. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Visionary Americana

Greetings, Dead Freaks! Better late than never and we're back with an oversized episode for your Summer listening. This time we talk to four different artists: Andy McLeod, Joseph Allred, Eli Winter, and Jon Camp; about their new records and about their place in and perception of the so-called "American Primitive" school of guitar. We share some of their tunes and then, of course, we spin some good old Grateful Dead.

So much new music is covered in this episode, it's a little dizzying. In addition to the great guests, I mentioned the Phil & Friends shows from The Cap that you absolutely should check out here and here. There's also the new Prana Crafter/Tarotplane split LP available here, the Dire Wolves record that you can find here and Jeffery Alexander's solo album that's available here.

Andy McLeod's releases can be found at his bandcamp: https://andymcleod.bandcamp.com

Joseph Allred's "Nightsongs can be found via bandcamp: https://gardenportal.bandcamp.com/album/nightsongs and his upcoming album "O Meadowlark" can be purchased via Feeding Tube Records.

Eli Winter's album, "The Time To Come" can be purchased via bandcamp: https://eliwinter.bandcamp.com

Jon Camp's releases are available via his bandcamp: https://joncamp.bandcamp.com

The Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris Podcast Network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.com.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account with the same handle. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.

Also, please keep sending your metaphorical cards and letters. Leave a comment on the blog or hit me up on any of the above social media. Let me know what I'm doing right, wrong, or horribly wrong.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

DelFest 2019

Greetings, Dead Freaks! I've had a little bit of time to come to grips with the terrific time that was DelFest 2019 and now it's time for me to share with you some thoughts, sounds, and discussions from what was one of my very favorite weekends since... last year's DelFest! This is one of the finest festivals in the land. Everything from the music, to the location, to the crowds in attendance, is just right. We're going to listen to some of the music from the weekend, some interviews that I conducted while I was there, and while this episode is certainly bluegrass-centric, we're still going to get a healthy dose of Grateful Dead...Sort of.

We're going to hear from Billy Strings, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Larry Keel Experience, The Travelin' McCourys, Railroad Earth, and The Del McCoury Band. That's just a small sampling of the great music that I saw. I try to run most of them down in the show.

After all the DelFest talk, I thought you might like to hear a little Jerry Garcia. In keeping with a popular discussion point from the weekend and the bluegrass festival thing, we'll be checking out a short set of Old And In The Way from the Marin County Bluegrass Festival in 1974.


I sat down to interview those artists and more for the new Osiris series 'InnerViews'. You can see all of our chats, and more on the Osiris YouTube page. Or scroll down after the jump to see them right here on this website. Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris Podcast Network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.com.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account with the same handle. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.

Also, please keep sending your metaphorical cards and letters. Leave a comment on the blog or hit me up on any of the above social media. Let me know what I'm doing right, wrong, or horribly wrong.


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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Cy Dune

Greetings Dead Freaks! Our guest this time is Seth Olinsky who joins us to talk about the latest release from Cy Dune. Seth has released several Cy Dune records since his days in Akron/Family and this one is an archival release of material dating back a number of years. You can acquire "Desert", via Bandcamp at this link. We get into that, his history as a guitar player, his broad range of influences, the origins and possible future of Akron/Family, and, of course Grateful Dead.

You can get more information on Seth's releases and possible touring plans via his website https://www.cydune.com as well as via Facebook.

This episode comes a little late because I spent last weekend at DelFest. I've a lot to tell and share from that weekend and look forward to putting it all into the next episode.

In the meantime, allow me to remind you that the Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris Podcast Network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.com.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account with the same handle. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.

Also, please keep sending your metaphorical cards and letters. Leave a comment on the blog or hit me up on any of the above social media. Let me know what I'm doing right, wrong, or horribly wrong.

Listen via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, and Spotify. You can also listen in the player below.




Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Mike Finoia

Greetings, Dead Freaks!
This episode features a great conversation with comedian, writer, and podcast host, Mike Finoia. Mike hosts the Amigos podcast which is also a member of the Osiris network. He is also, of course, a Deadhead. We talk about his work on the show Impractical Jokers, his stand-up comedy, and his early exposure to the Grateful Dead.

After that, we spin some killer tracks from 1974.

You can find Mike Finoia's calendar of live appearances on his website, https://mikefinoia.com. There, you'll also find links to his podcast which is also available via iTunes and all of your favorite podcast apps.

Mike also appears along with your host as a guest on the most recent episode of film & television podcast, Welcome To The Party Pal. We discuss the career of Bill Paxton and have quite a few laughs. Be sure to check that out.

The Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris Podcast Network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.com.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Chris Forsyth

Greetings, Dead Freaks! This week we go deep with guitar player, Chris Forsyth. We talk about his career up to now, his studies with Television's Richard Lloyd, and Chris' new album on No Quarter Records, All Time Present (available from noquarter.net and bandcamp.)  Along the way, we dip into the album for a couple of clips and then spin a full cut after the chat before we get into some Garcia and Grateful Dead jams.

The album came out in mid-April, and there are shows on the horizon– including some with previous BdPod guests, Garcia Peoples. Be sure to keep an eye on Chris' website, https://thechrisforsyth.com/, for details.

If you dig the album, he's got more. I recommend any of the "Solar Motel Band" records. You can also find some terrific live recordings from our friends over at NYCTaper.com. Scroll down after the jump for a great clip of Chris Forsyth and drummer, Ryan Jewell joining Garcia Peoples for a ripping cover of The Other One.

The Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris Podcast Network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.com.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

UK Dead with The Grateful Dudes

Hey there, Dead Freaks! We're back with a new episode. This one features a chat with Richard Hill, guitarist for The Grateful Dudes, an English Grateful Dead tribute band. Richard shares a bit about coming up as a Deadhead in England and tells us all about the Wembley Arena shows in 1990. We get to hear a bit of his band and then a whole bunch of Grateful Dead from the 1990 Europe tour.

Please check out their website http://gratefuldudes.co.uk/ to learn about when and where they will be playing if you are in or will be visiting the UK. You can also check out some live recordings through the site or on their Bandcamp or YouTube pages.

Once again, let me remind you that the Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris Podcast Network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.com.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account with the same handle. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Bonus Ep1 - Brokedown Goes Beyond

Hey there, Dead Freaks!

No real episode this week but you can hear me join Brian and David on Beyond The Pond for their 60th episode. This go-round they set Phish aside to discuss The Grateful Dead. We take a look at the Dark Star from Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, MO on 1973-10-30. This Dark Star is deep and groovy and, in true Beyond The Pond fashion, we use it as a springboard to explore other artists and their music. Be sure to head over to their website or point your podcast app to their show and consider subscribing. They cover a tons of great music with every episode.


After that, return here, to Brokedown Pod, where I’ve got a treat for you. We’re spinning the entire Dark Star from 1973-10-30 along with a sublime Stella Blue and a terrific version of Eyes of The World and more. Scroll down for the player and keep scrolling for the full track listing below.


Meanwhile, allow me to remind you that the Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris podcast network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. To stay up to date on what we’re up to, visit Osirispod.com and sign up for our newsletter. Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music.

The late Kiel Auditorium
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

041 - Elkhorn

Greetings, Dead Freaks! This go-round we present to you Drew Gardner and Jesse Sheppard who make up the group, Elkhorn. These guys make terrific, improvisational, instrumental music that I think will be well worth your time. They come on and chat at length about their two new albums, Sun Cycle and Elk Jam (both to be released on April 12 via Feeding Tube Records). The conversation inevitably steers toward Grateful Dead and we discuss some of their favorite Dead jams.

Along with the conversation, we get to hear a taste from each of their new records, and then we spin some killer Grateful Dead jams.

In support of their new records, Elkhorn is hitting the road in April. They're playing a few dates as the head out to the Milwaukee Psych Fest (where they'll join previous Brokedown Pod guests, Dire Wolves and Garcia Peoples) followed by a few more back East.

Wednesday 4/10 - Bloomington IL - Reverberation Vinyl 
Thursday 4/11 - Minneapolis MN - Assembly 
Saturday 4/13 - Milwaukee WI at Milwaukee Psych Fest and Acme Records 
Sunday 4/14 - Chicago IL - Elastic Arts 
Monday 4/15 - Cleveland OH - Maple Lanes 
Tuesday 4/16 - Philadelphia PA - The Rotunda 
Wednesday 4/17 - Washington DC - Right Proper Brewery 
Thursday 4/18 - New York NY - Nublu

Elkhorn - Sun CycleElkhorn - Elk Jam


Once again, let me remind you that the Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris Podcast Network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.com.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account with the same handle. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.

Also, please keep sending your metaphorical cards and letters. Leave a comment on the blog or hit me up on any of the above social media. Let me know what I'm doing right, wrong, or horribly wrong.

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